After World War II, there was a golden era when Americans, especially those that had an education, could expect to have a job and keep it until retirement and retire with an adequate pension.
Family-friendly policies are meant to help parents — especially women — balance jobs and family, but recent reports have said that those can backfire — encouraging companies to discriminate against women for fear that they will cost the company when they take maternity leave.
The Supreme Court ruled recently that the indirect testimonies of children can be used in abuse cases, specifically conversations teachers have with young children who are too young to testify.
The financial debacle that is Greece may not be so gloomy for one sector of its beleagured economy: tourism.
Too much of a good thing may be wonderful, but it turns out that when it comes to money, more of it doesn't make the rich happier. But lack of money does make the poor sadder.
Data from the United Nation's 2015 report on global poverty is out showing the number of poor people is growing thanks to an evolving definition of poverty.
“Poor doors” — the separate building entrance for low-income renters living in New York City’s high-income housing — are no more.
Since the Great Depression, the number of communities in concentrated poverty has doubled, and the public school funding system's reliance on property taxes is partly to blame, according to an education nonprofit.
The easiest way to stop germs from getting in your house is to leave your shoes at the door. A new study found 40 percent of shoe soles contain the bacteria C. difficile.
Many families take for granted that they can fix their water heater when it breaks, or take their child to a dentist if she has a toothache.
The post-recession housing crisis sent millions of American homes into foreclosure or made the loans underwater. Since then, many communities have bounced back — but that largely depends on where they are and who owns the homes in them.
Money is nice, but friends are better — or at least that's the findings from recent research on well-being and poverty.
Even before the Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right last week, there was an aura of inevitability about the outcome that would have been hard to anticipate just seven years ago.
A proposal to revamp New York state's prison sentencing system will not just save taxpayers money and restore fairness, but it will also help families of inmates cope with the social and economic impacts of having a parent behind bars.
Earlier this month, federal authorities cracked down on four cancer charities that had bilked millions of dollars from donors, and Propublica investigations came down hard on the Red Cross, questioning its use of the half-billion dollars it raised for Haiti relief.
Deciding whether you can afford to live in your dream city might be as simple as taking a look at a new map.
Twitter parody accounts might seem like a laughing matter, but in Peoria, Illinois, the creation of one led to warrants, a raid, arrests and a ...